Keep busy this summer with these fantastic home and living projects

It’s not long until the kids are back at school; we’re ready and excited for a new year and a new start. Naturally, it’s the perfect time for a little home improvement!

Maybe it’s time to install a sound system throughout the home for those summertime parties and gatherings, or perhaps you’d like to tackle the backyard with storage solutions to leave it looking tidy and organised. Or maybe you’d like to give your bedroom an update. 

No matter what you have in mind, you can get ready for the year by restyling, refreshing and reorganising at home. Here are our fresh ideas and advice  to get you started!

Install a multiple room sound system and set up your home for Summer entertaining

Did you know that smart home hubs can also function as multi-room sound systems? The Google Nest is more known for its smart functions, but it can easily double as a speaker.

If your home is already kitted out with Apple products, the Apple HomePod is worth considering. It pairs easily with Apple products and offers one of the higher quality sound systems.

If you’re looking to impress your friends in 2021, check out the latest speaker systems with first-class, contemporary designs that will make your guests double take.

The range of speakers available in the Centre is impressive in both sound and design. If you’re really into music, it’s worth considering a home theatre system designed to provide you with sound quality at the highest definition.

Yamaha will allow you to hear every little beat, percussion or strum. There are plenty of systems and packages making it easy to set up in your home.

Visit the Centre and speak with our retailers to determine which brand is right for your home. 

Keep your car in top-notch condition with these must-have car care products

When life gets busy, we tend to neglect our cars but with a little TLC and the right products, you can make your car look and feel brand new again! 

The once-a-year-car polish is one of the most popular car cleaning products in Australia. This polish offers protection, durability and shine for a car’s exterior all year round. 

Carpet and seat wipes are also handy for car interior cleaning, and rain repellent glass cleaner will keep your windows clear of water droplets and dirt. 

And don’t forget the tyre shine! This product both enhances the look of your tyres and protects them. 

Get the latest and greatest pet accessories for your best friend 

With so much Summer rain around this year, it’s a good time to upgrade and replace your dog’s kennel to ensure your best friend is feeling cared for and as comfy as you are! 

Make sure it has enough room to walk inside and do a few turns before laying down for a nice long nap. Whether you’re looking for a design that’s traditional or one to match your outdoor area styling – you’ll find a great range in Centre now.

If your pet is more of an indoor prince or princess, there is a host of comfortable and stylish beds to meet your furry friend’s needs. Choose from plush snuggle versions, orthopaedic, odor resistant mattresses or even temperature regulating mats to help keep them cool.

Be sure to keep your pooch stylish outside of home too with a collar, bandanna or coat that perfectly matches their personality… adorable!  

Make the most out of your outdoor living space with these storage solutions

There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor storage. Whether it’s a few shelves on your apartment balcony, a cabinet to organise your car maintenance products or a shed to hold garden equipment and pool toys.

Outdoor storage boxes are designed to be simple, effective and unobtrusive. For a natural look, opt for a timber box. Or for something that fits in with your outdoor furniture and patio, an airbrushed aluminum storage box may do the trick.

The advantage of some outdoor furniture is that it can double as a storage solution. An outdoor storage bench is both practical and comes with armrests! This is perfect for a space next to a BBQ or fire where you’ll have quick access to the storage and a handy prep area or seat for guests. 

A small outdoor storage cabinet is ideal for storing gardening basics such as weed killer and fertiliser. For the lawnmower, wheelbarrow and other large garden tools and accessories, you may need something bigger. An outdoor storage shed is the easy answer. These come in a range of sizes and colours. 

Refresh your bedroom with stylish new curtains and drapes

Natural tones are on trend for curtains and drapes, such as greens, browns and beiges. These hues are drawn from nature and refresh a bedroom alongside any colour scheme.

Sheer white curtains are light and airy and reminiscent of beachside holidays and dreamy resorts –where we’d rather be!

Wave fold curtains add a little something different to your home as they undulate alongside your windows. They add a contemporary chic style and a dynamic 3D look to your living spaces.

Pelmets are a classic French design, adding a box-like frame over the tops of curtains. Pelmets work best in larger, spacious rooms where the design won’t feel crowded.  

Shop the lot at McGraths Hill Home

Get everything you need for your Summer home improvement projects, and much more, at McGraths Hill Home. Visit today and get started!  

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